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starts at 10:00 a.m. at city hall. >> president obama's nominee for c.i.a. director, john brennan, will be in the spotlight on capitol hill today. he is expected to come underfire at the confirmation hearing for supporting the c.i.a.'s controversial drone program and the bushel enhanced entering tactics. we go to washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. today we get a rare public look into the u.s. secret drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base
. >> we are back at 4:39. >> in national news, live pictures from washington. president barack obamas will speak today at the national prayer breakfast in washington. every president since eisenhower has addressed the gathering. >> an estimated 3000 people from one month for the contras are expected at the 61st annual national prayer breakfast, including the president, vice-president joe biden and first lady michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own pro
will unveil 15 proposals for curbing the violence that resemble president obama is planned and will include a call for banning assault weapons. the democrats recommendations of will include a but barring high- capacity magazines carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition, requiring background checks for all gun sales and prohibiting gun trafficking, of which obama proposed last month. the democrats' proposals are unlikely to go anywhere quickly in the republican controlled house. >> when people tell me that you cannot prevent these kind of occurrences, that does not mean we cannot do something to god forbid if it happens again diminished the carnage. it matters! it matters! >> new images have been replaced on the iran state td allegedly signed pictures taken from the u. s and droned captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of the airport at the city's said to beat can't hire afghanistan. it also shows images at a base in eastern iran. iran has long claimed it managed to take control of the drought and is capable of launching its own production line for the unmanned aircraft. u.s. vesse
right. >> welcome back. president barack 0 obamas choice to head the cia faces a senate intelligence committee confirmation hearing just hours after lawmakers are expected to receive a classified report providing the rationale for droned strikes targeting americans working with al qaeda overseas. though white house counterterrorism chief, john brennan, is obama is nominee to run the nation's spy agency. he helped manage the daily drone program. brennan's confirmation hearing today sets the stage for a public airing of some of the most controversial programs to convert war on out kea, up from the daily drones' strikes to the c.i.a.'s use of interrogation techniques like water boarding during the georgia w. bush administration. >> meanwhile, a senate panel has postponed a vote on chubb hegel's nomination to be defense secretary. the decision comes as republicans are demanding more information from a joke about his paid speeches and business dealings. senator carl levin, the chairman of the armed services committee, said in a statement yesterday that there will be no vote this week. co
. >>> the obama administration does being asked to justify drone strikes, r against al qaeda linked american citizens. abc news reporter is in washington with more on the story. >> when he took office the president put a stop to some tactics he asked torture. like water boarding but through vikes the administration is taking aim at more than 300 suspected targets. >> the methods are designed to avoid civilian casualty autos this week a 16 page document that says american citizens that are tide al qaeda can be killed. if quote, an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat. the key says the government is not required to have clear evidence n 2011 one man was killed in yemen, an american citizen but a top al yaed leader linked to several terrorist attacks. human rights advocates says the memo goes way too far. >> justifies a claim executive branch can be judge, jury ask executionner. >> retired general stanley mccrystal says drone strikes are going to be more important in the future there should be more thoughtful debate about the use. >> if the threshold gets too low we'l
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
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